About the Commission
In January 2016, the Pikialasorsuaq Commission was established by the Inuit Circumpolar Council - Greenland (ICC-Greenland) and the Inuit Circumpolar Council - Canada (ICC-Canada) in a project funded for 3 years. The Pikialasorsuaq Commission consists of the following three members:
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The Inuit Circumpolar Council Chair, Okalik Eegeesiak has been appointed as the International Commissioner.
Kuupik Vandersee Kleist
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The former Greenland Premier, Kuupik Kleist has been appointed as the Greenlandic Commissioner.
A number of staff members are dedicated to support the work of the commission:
Alfred E. R. Jakobsen
Oceans North Greenland representative
Tasks: Pikialasorsuaq Commission Coordinator on the Greenlandic side.
Senior Science Advisor at ICC-Canada
Tasks: Pikialasorsuaq Commission Coordinator on the Canadian side.
PhD Fellow at ICC-Greenland, Ilisimatusarfik - University of Greenland & Aalborg University
Tasks: Fundraiser, website development project manager, web content writer & webmaster.
Office and project assistant at ICC Canada
Tasks: Staff support & Press Coordinator.
The commission has partnered up with people from different organizations to aid its work:
Oceans North Canada
& Oceans North Greenland
Oceans North Canada is contributing with financial and technical support to the work of the Commission, as part of its focus on the North Water Polynya.